If you are already part of the vaping community and are interested in making a little money while also getting free products, maybe becoming a reviewer is right for you.
To become a vape device reviewer, you’ll need to gain followers online. Once people have become interested in your reviews, you can start reaching out to brands for free samples.
- What Is the Likelihood of You Becoming a Vape Device Reviewer?
- What Does It Take to Become a Reviewer?
- How to Become a Vape Device Reviewer?
- Will Becoming a Vape Device Reviewer Affect My Health?
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Likelihood of You Becoming a Vape Device Reviewer?
You might think that becoming a successful vape gear reviewer is impossible since you do not post on vaping forums or even have a lot of vaping-obsessed followers on your social media platforms.
We are here to tell you that is not the case. All established reviewers started from where you are now – no followers, a novice, and confused.
Setting out on your vape reviewer journey will not be easy. But you don’t have to worry. You’ll get there (the sky’s big enough for all of us).
What Does It Take to Become a Reviewer?
Vape reviewers are people who review vaping products such as vaping devices and their associated e-liquids for vape retailers and manufacturers.
To give your vape reviews to the vaping community, you can start with a bit of write-up about the products you already own on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, tagging the respective brands and vape stores. You can also make YouTube videos of what you think about a particular vape brand.
As a vape and vape gear reviewer, you can discuss any topic that interests you as long as it is associated with vaping. Moreover, topics that provide solutions to other vape-lovers, like how to cure the vaping hiccups, will get you more followers.
If you have really stunning review content, it will generate lots of traffic, and you’ll eventually end up with a decent following. Additionally, stores and brands you tagged earlier will send you free vape hardware and other products to review and create content.
Once you receive these free products, you can sell them at your price and get paid. Also, once you become an established reviewer, you can get hired as a full-time or part-time content creator for online vape companies.
Just note that one of the most important things to remember is that even though gaining a following may sound easy, it will take time. But if you’re committed to reviewing e-cig hardware and products, don’t give up until you have vape stores banging on your door.
How to Become a Vape Device Reviewer?
Here, you will find out how to get started. It’s pretty easy to review products you use all the time. But if you want to make money as a reviewer for vape products, you’ll need to follow a few steps.
Step 1: Setting Up a Social Media Account
Nowadays, everyone has at least one social media account. However, you most likely have a personal account, so you’ll need to set up a dedicated one for vape purposes. As such, create a Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube channel. Many reviewers also create a website or blog to help boost their presence online.
Just remember that this is not the stage to rush out and contact brands and stores for products to review since they probably won’t want to work with you until you get a good following. Instead, focus on creating up-to-date content on your page with the necessary hashtags and links to other lesser-known reviewers.
You should also follow other vaping pages and websites, be active on their comment sections, and offer ideas and solutions.
Step 2: Build your Followers
If you have followed the first step explicitly, you should have lots of content in about six months to a year. You will continue gaining followers in your own niche if your content is rich, informative, and engaging.
You should also be aware that you need to be careful with your reviews. Heaping constant undeserved praise on mediocre products can make you seem disingenuous.
Conversely, if you don’t like a product, be honest but don’t hate on the brand outright. Instead, say what you do like about the product as well.
Ultimately, when doing product testing, you want to create a balance of positive and negative while still being honest to ensure you keep your followers but don’t upset potential clients.
Step 3: Reach Out to Online Vaping Websites
With a decent number of followers and good content, you can start pitching to vape websites looking for content creators. Moreover, vape sites are looking for reviewers to review their products, such as BuyBest, Heaven Gifts, FastTech, SourceMore, Gear Best, Vapor4life, and others. So, if you go this route, find a great program that is right for you.
Starting with these sites is best for smaller reviewers because they pay you and send products to review. You should be ready because, as a smaller reviewer, they’ll ask for a sample of your previous write-up or video.
Step 4: Work with Brands and Stores
Once you are pretty famous, stores and brands will reach out to you to work with them, and you’ll get your first free sample to test.
You’ll probably first get newer distributors reaching out to you once your page starts getting a lot of traffic because they will need this attention to promote their business. Later on, you may get a chance to work with big brands and even help them with future design modifications.
Will Becoming a Vape Device Reviewer Affect My Health?
Vaping is a better option than smoking cigarettes. However, vaping isn’t entirely safe.
For instance, vaping while pregnant can affect the fetus, and the newborn baby may come out with health problems. Furthermore, vaping is addictive, so you shouldn’t begin vaping just to become a reviewer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if the product I am reviewing isn’t good?
You will come across sub-par or mediocre products every once in a while, but if you’re working for a company/store, they will expect you to say positive things about their items. Therefore, you’ll need to be honest while keeping your followers happy.
So, you need to criticize constructively by giving some moderate praise to the product so that you aren’t entirely trashing it. Yet, if the product is simply bad – contact the brand and give your honest opinion on why you can’t review their product.
On the other hand, avoid heaping constant undeserved praise on bad products just because you are afraid of losing brands.
How else do I make money as a reviewer?
If you don’t yet have brands reaching out to you, you can monetize whichever channel you are using or put ads on your own blog to make money in the meantime.